DAZN announces new development centre in Amsterdam

New office will aim to create 300 jobs by 2022
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Sport streaming service DAZN is set to open a new office in Amsterdam that will create 300 jobs by 2022.

The new development centre will play a crucial role in the global roll-out of DAZN as the home to the R&D and Innovation, Acquisitions and Retention, and Third Party Integration teams.

Headquartered in London, and part of Perform Group, DAZN will join a growing cluster of tech companies already based in the city such as Netflix, Uber, Amazon, Viacom and Booking.com.

Florian Diederichsen, chief technology officer DAZN, said: “We are already live in seven countries across three continents and have software developers creating a market leading product in the UK, Poland and now the Netherlands. The new development centre is an important milestone in DAZN’s journey to become the world’s biggest sports broadcaster, with the best sports streaming product in the market.”

Ben Lavender, chief product officer, added: "The global sports industry is ripe for disruption and DAZN is leading the change. The ability to hire world class software engineers, development managers and scrum masters at a speed that can match the pace of our growth is essential to our business. We looked at several global locations, but nothing came close to Amsterdam for its infrastructure and the ability to attract the best global tech talent.”

DAZN says the Amsterdam office demonstrates the company's rapid growth since the it was formed in 2016, and now has a global workforce of over 1200.

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